Chinese immigrants
  • Moving to the US with nothing to start her film career, as Miranda Kwok did, allows her to relate to her new show’s lead character
  • In The Cleaning Lady she cast French-Cambodian actress Elodie Yung as a doctor working as a cleaner and Filipino-Australian actress Martha Millan as her friend

Summoned from China, neglected, then put to work in a sweatshop at 15, Anna Qu had a traumatic childhood. Was it abuse, she wonders in a memoir that notably avoids passing judgment on her mother.


Questions of adaptability, discrimination, language ability and more must be asked before making such a momentous decision. Packing up and moving to a new country is not a trivial matter and should not be about following the trend.

In the 1940s, a revolutionary IBM Chinese typewriter took the world by storm. Thomas S Mullaney went in search of the remarkable woman who helped make it happen.

The first Chinese to arrive in Britain in the late 18th century set themselves up in Limehouse, East London, where they built a thriving community, despite the lurid image painted of them by the gutter press.